In the Book of Genesis, there were two stages of the estate given, one before the command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the second stage was after that command was not adhered to. The first is the primary estate, or the first estate of man/woman full of promises towards success, dominion, and exponentiality. This command God gave is a law which was set in motion, we all know that not adhering to the sound counsels of law produce disorder. The fall from the first estate was not merely the fall into sin, but the fall from perfection and the laws which govern it.
The second estate is engineered towards being as gods, knowing good and evil. When in essence, it is man and woman who would be knowing good and evil using the title god. Where does just being what they were formed disappear? The male and female made in His image after His likeness, the bypassing the dust from which he was taken from, given a living soul, the woman coming out of the man.
To be in God's image was and is a prestigious offer, an invite to be as the creature who only knows what the Creator says. But, subtly the first estate of being the man or woman that was formed in the imaginary of God, but was not formed God, but a creature with more potential and ability to obey, however, it was the deception of being something else, rather than being whom God said they were, which suddenly was not too appealing, being gods carried more intrigue.
Now for all humans, it is a blanket decision that has been made and passed along by default, to choose sin. but sin is not an original idea, perfection is. We were created and formed to dwell in perfection only, now we have to dwell in imperfection, in a world where disorder and chaos have been loosed against us all. But, I ask you to ponder for yourself, where and what is your first estate, to determine who is your first love. You will probably have to go through myriads of thoughts and information, that's exaggerating a tad, but there are different types of love and only you would have the information to determine who registered first. Was it a family member, a romantic interest, a friend or God? With integrity only attempt to answer.
The ideal of perfection has to commence with the office of the Creator, even in the beginning Elohim created, the man was formed from something, dust. In a world where every nation wants their own God, but yet none of them are the same exact one is problematic and confusing but doesn't it at least make sense that the Creator, created all. In the Ten Commandments, all are admonished to have no other gods but God, but if you realize that there is only one Creator, it cancels making unto you any graven images of who is and what you perceive to be a god. The question will always be who created? Did that god create anything, did the thing that vies for your attention create itself? No, it was more than intelligent design, it was the Creator!! The office of the Creator was dismissed, Think of the title Creator as an office, think of the title of God as another office, think of the Son of God as another office. We know that we can not go into Gods office but through Jesus Christ, how do you get to the office of the Creator but through God? How do you get to the office of Jesus Christ but through the Holy Spirit, how do you get to any of these destinations, hopefully, your response is you repent daily to go in and out. Sin and unrepentant sin makes the office of the Creator disappear, and the lens used to focus are blurred.
Behold, Oh universe, world, earth, every nation, creation and formation, the Creator is one and thou shalt love the Creator with all your heart, mind, soul and strength or don't even attempt to love anyone else, just remember from whence thou are fallen, because your first love whether you realize it or not is who created it all. That is where your first estate established in pure love began.
What is an Estate?
1. In a general sense, fixedness; a fixed condition; now generally written it is to be and pronounced state.
2. Condition or circumstances of any person or thing, whether high or low.
What is humankind's first estate? For a man, it is to be distinguished as a man, for a woman it is to be distinguished as a woman. This premise brings to mind the counsel found in Deuteronomy 22:5, (The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are an abomination unto the LORD thy God). Understanding that God's will does not change, and that man and woman are not interchangeable. Man cannot be a woman, and a woman cannot be man, and in retrospect of former events, for the woman to agree to become or put on a god garment, which you can correct me if I am wrong is always in the masculine, He, or Him., The volume of the books are written to and in the masculine.
This scenario plays out over the course of time in many ways, in as much as, the two distinguishable beings have become less distinguishable. One can not tell a man from a woman, but by distinguishable body parts, or a woman wants to do that which man does proving the first estate (woman) has been extremely compromised and jeopardized. Knowing good and evil could not quality or validate that man could be a god. To desire to be God and not in the image and likeness is totally different from being God. When you come to the knowledge of and see the big picture from a sin-free zone. All that was lost will never be restored where sin resides in the world. All the terrestrial was affected, the animals have suffered and are becoming extinct, and the earth overall is under sin's residue, everything had to be channeled through the knowledge of good and evil.
In the Book of Jude 1:6, it speaks of angels who kept not their first estate but left their own habitation. If you have left or leave a place it is generally because of your own free will or someone else has had you removed or moved. What is interesting, is the choice of word usage in the verse which alludes more to a decision not to keep and to leave a habitation, and some verbiage usually inferred that they were thrown out, and then there are other places in Scriptures which suggest that these are fallen, angels. The first estate of these is within the realm of the angelic, the fallen estate is outside of the angelic within the demonic. They left their own own habitation, and so did Adam and Eve, leave their own habitation of man and woman to become as gods knowing both good and evil.
Just as the state of man and woman is just that, the fallen state of man and woman is that of a sinner. The glorious perfection that each estate both angelic and human are nonetheless estates which were created for that being only to occupy. The perfect establishment of man and woman can be seen before the will not to listen or hear what the authority over them had determined for them. They too had a will to make a choice with and chose other than the perfect estate, which is the first estate. The right to choose was not what was chosen, it was the free will to choose. The right to choose can only be resident in choosing and making the right choice only, or right is forfeited. Righteousness does not reside in not choosing right.
First love and an estate are found in and with who created and provided every in the universe. We confuse a formation with a creation, a creature is one created by the Creator, a formation travels a different path which involves physical conception and birth through a formed man and woman possessing spirits, souls, and bodies. The first estate being a man and woman through a forming process. The formation has to first be formed and because of the lost estate has to be informed, reformed, conformed, transformed and can even be deformed to where resistance has, can and does rear its ugly head and allows sin to sabotage and undermine every perfect effort. There is a saying, no one is perfect, and it is true and false, it is true because all have sinned and fallen short of what true glory really is, it is false because there is someone perfect and it who created perfection, the Creator!
The serpent did not approach the man with his proposition, it was the woman. The suggestion appealed to her and she did partake and enter into a secondary estate, leaving the first one vacant. Womanhood has and continues to suffer greatly. Another interesting aspect of this story is the warning given by God, in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. How did they die on that day? They had no sorrow or remorse for what they had done, unrepentance is what it means to be dead in trespasses and sins. Instead, the blame game began, she uttered, the serpent beguiled me and I did eat. The man avered, the woman that thou gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat, he brought a railing accusation against God and the woman, in one breath. All four in this story were given a part of the blame, God was accused, because of the woman He gave to man, the man confessed his role, the woman blamed the serpent, and confessed that she did eat. Only the two of them were given this command, wherefore only the two should have confessed and repented.
The most deadly aspect of the scene is that repentance never did surface, but judgment did show up changing the first estate into merely a state, "sin". Neither one said I am sorry that I didn't heed your command. Unrepentance was the major aspect of them surely dying, their physical bodies didn't die, but the soul surely was cut off from uttering a repentance. The breath that God breathed in that became a living soul, was now a dead soul. A dead soul cannot bring the words I repent out of its mouth with its breath, because it doesn't feel the sorrow that accompanies the wrong done. All that surfaced was accusation and blame, not sorrow or shame. Jesus asked a question in Mark 8:36-37,
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
These are two very serious questions, for the two garden dwellers, the choice to lose everything preordained, predestinated, under laws which protected this first estate, just to gain control in the world through the knowledge of good and evil, was how malevolent this plot was and with it came no exchange for their souls.
In the time that we live, you hear similar lingo, enemy, the devil, and demons. Don't get me wrong, I know there is an adversary, but this present lingo sounds just like Eve, the devil did this, the demons did that. But, what about you? Did you take any part in that transaction? Eve never did grieve or express any sorrow to God for the trespass or transgression according to the account given in the Scriptures, can you imagine how much unrepentance would be in an account functioning from that time up to now. When someone special to us dies, there is a grieving and sorrow period of time, the only grief with death concerning ourselves that we will experience will only be grief and sorrow for our own dead in trespasses and sins state upon reflection and this should lead us to repent.
Every second of the day and night, months, years, decades, and eons living in an unrepentant state. Now that is horrific, I hope I can shock you to repent!
What is so interesting to me, in this elaborate plot of deception is what he told her first, that they would be as gods, inferring her inclusion. All Scripture is written in the masculine according to what we have acquired via the written words of the compilation of books. For terms that pertain to womanhood, for example….prophet, if you are talking about a woman operating in prophecy you would be talking about a prophetess..suffix is always (ess) when referring to a woman. Adam and Eve both gave up the seat of man and woman to operate elsewhere. To those of us who are on the earth and struggling with being just a plain old human, the seat of man and woman comes with much pain and sorrow.(
The serpent did not distinguish between the two genders. He didn’t say you will be a goddess and he a god knowing good and evil, he addressed her as a masculine. It is plain to see this deception playing out to date. It is duly noted that woman was taken out of a man, Question: what distinguishes a man, from a woman? they have different bodies, attributes and distinguishing factors, and features. The identity of the woman is a lost estate, the woman has to take on too many roles and responsibilities that only a man has been fashioned for.
The languages are still under confoundment, have you ever had someone refer to your womanhood as you guys. They could be talking to all women and refer to them as you guys. A guy is a man or a boy, not a woman or girl. It is as if womanhood is being mocked all the way from the garden. Ye can be as gods, hey guess what ye can even be guys. The sad thing about it all is even women are not aware of this subtle insult against feminity.
In the Book of Jude, we get a glimpse of the use of the term fallen estate, it tells of the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Jude 1:6)
My moment of reckoning has come and is still coming, and I am considering from whence I have fallen, in order that I can live in the attitude of repentance. All things are created and provided by The Creator, I did not, nor can I create one thing in the universe, world or earth, the only true giver is who created everything, which allows me to know who and where a first and real estate was orchestrated by and for every creature. Just as those angels mentioned in Jude 6 left their first estate, so did we as human beings, each and every one of us individually and as well as corporately. The man left his and so did woman leave hers, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory and forfeited and broken the laws by which the universe, world, and earth perfectly were and are ordered. There is not a second that passes by where we can say we assuredness that we know that we have not, or did not break any laws because we do not have the complete and infinite knowledge, that we would have had without sin, we are finite and limited. Look at the world as it is, then take a look at it from creations commencement. Guarantee you probably never thought we could destroy such a beautiful place, but we all have a part in its devastation that we need to make right in our own quiet place with the Creator of the universe. Give the Creator the respect and honor deserved and repent, in your own words tell the Creator you repent, that you can feel sorrow for your stay here and your known and unknown sins and trespasses. Do the first works and repent and return to your first love and the only one who can love you purely.
The solution that is being progressively realized and ascertained is to my own personal role in the world, after realizing, understanding and knowing that I have broken the laws which govern my life and the lives of others. It was and is at this place of broken-heartedness that the need surfaced unto repentance to the Creator of all, and who created every creature and the formation of every human. I liken this stance to the itemization of deductions, reducing the deficit list of which I have received forgiveness for, if I fail to take a look in the closet and old skeletons and bones fall out, what's that all about? I am supposed to be able to get and out of my closet without stumbling over old unhealed memories.It is time for me to take stock of my life and be responsible and accountable for depositing good and covering up what is not good, or in other words choosing and using a cloak for sins of omission. Unrecognized or unrealized sin is marked for repentance, not to treasure as part of my wardrobe.
I repent of every sin, trespass, transgression, iniquity, pride, arrogance, haughtiness, scorn, vanity, vainglory, rebellion and stubbornness, for every intent, motive, desire, imagination, and everything about and in me that is offensive, For every second of every day that I have occupied space in the Creator’s world and am a transgressor of law in full. We get to know the laws God has established for us to fulfill, and we are told in Scripture that sin is a transgression of the law. Sin is not supposed to be an original idea, but the thought of the Creator should be an original ideal set inside of everyone. There is no loftier thought than the Creator. Haven't we left our first estates and first love when we can’t even think to repent towards thanks, praise and worship to the Creator, as the Creator, not for all that has been created and provided only, but for who the Creator is, esteem that office. Before the fall, we have creation’s account, after the fall there is no real mention of creation but a reassignment, so to speak. Before the fall is where perfect beauty shouted glorious wonder after the fall beauty had to remove the garments of perfection and just be ordinary. Jesus counsels in Revelation 2:4-5,
Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.